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remarkably " smooth, short, velvet turf." The Cas- the way to Airdsmoss, merely to visit the tomb of | Gooseberries, currants, and strawberries, now belle, which, as the writer in ber poem on Bogtoo says, the martyr Cameron, he could have tolu when and gin to ripen, “ lifts its airy brow,
where, and how every martyr suffered, in what spe- The hay.harvest commences about the end of the Reflected in the wandering Cart below,"
cific spot he was buried, and he could have repealed month, in the southern and midland parts of the
verbatim, the inscriptions on every one of their kingdom. Of all the seasons, or rural occupations, soits exactly the description of the Castle of Tille tombstones. In short, though he had been raised in the year, hay time is the most delightful. It is Rudlem. The river winding under the walls crossed from the dead for the very purpose, he could not more tranquil than the greater bustle of harvest : by “a varrow bridge of one steep arch, and a ham- be more accurately portrayed, than he is in the Ibe gaiety of the powers before the grass is cut, the lei a short way below the Castle:” the country on character of Old Mortality. She has not liked fresh verdure of the sward afterwards, the delicious the one hand lovely and richly cultivated, and on to draw him tuo plainly, and when she has dropt scent of the new hay, arising chiefly fronj the sweetthe other wild and mountainous; but it is needless to bim in the character of Old Mortality, sbe bas scented vernal grass already mentioned, the mix. detail every circonstance, as every feature of the carried on his conversation afterwards in the mouth ture of females with the men in this light work, landscape demonstrates that Mrs. Grant has given of Cuddy Headrigg's mother,” Such were the re- and the cheerfuloess which prevails under a cloud. in her nuvel an exact description of it. Continuing marks of Mr. Dick; and, if the proof were not less sky, all combine to give it an inexpressible my examination of the scenery, I have since disco complete before, it would surely be so now that old charm. vered that Bogton Limn is evidevtly the original of Mr. Dick was the original of Old Mortality; and the
Now swarms the village o'er the jovial mead: Mrs. Grant's “Black Lion of Linkwater," and the identity goes on to the very last. Returning home The rustic youth, brown with meridian toil, care at Bugton Linn in which she says Willie Wild one dark stormy winter night from a religious Heathful and strong ; full as the summer rose kie "lived and raved," is obviously ihe retreat of meeting which was held in the Merrilee farm house, Blown by prevailing suns, the ruddy maid, Balfour of Burley daring his paroxysms of insanity: he uufortunately lost his way, and was drowned in Her kindled graces burning o'er her cheek. L'ere, and here only, is to be found that cavern, with its a quarry. His bonnet Avating on the surface of Even stooping age is here; and infant hands rude rius of " limestoue" rock, w bich the novel, with the water led to a discovery of the body. Mrs. Trail the long rake, or, with the fragrant load its unforna inaccuracy, alleges to be near Lawerk. Grant had listened evenings without number tv bis
O'ercharged, amid the kind oppression roll. The house from which Widow Maclure's is obviously interesting circumstantial varrations, aud there is
Wide flies the tedded grain ; all in a row taken was situated at a place called "the Mains," no doubt that the impression on her inind by his
Advancing broad, or wheeling round the field,
They spread the breathing harvest to the sun, from whence, keeping the ascept of the stream to melancholy end, suggested a sudden extioctivu to
That throws refreshful round a rural smell : the Castle, where the country suddenly turns wilder, Old Mortality. It will be recollected that be ex- Or, as they rake the green-appearing ground, it is just about a mile to the Lion by the windings of pired on the highway. Were it necessary, I could And drive the dusky wave along the mead, the river. The Linn still gives gratification to the easily point out more of Mrs. Grant's characters. The russet hay-cock rises thick behind, huwers of rural scenery; but it does not now possess 1o a Laird of Titwood she found ample materials In order gay. While heard from dale to dale that sombre grandeur, and striking sublimity, it did for her misers, and in one of the late Maxwell's of Waking the breeze, resounds the blended voice 45 years ago, when it was the favourite haunt of Williamwood (which is evidently Millnwood) she
Of happy labour, love, and social glee. Mrs. Grant. Then, the mountain stream rushed found the original of Heory Murion; but it is un. The hay-time, however, is often a season of great over a stupendous rock, and dashed in one foaming necessary to adduce more circumstances on this anxiety when the weather is wet and catching. The niass into a " deep, dark, aud restless” semicircular question. Any of the facts I have stated is suffi- provident farmer generally provides a covering for pool, which was nearly overshadowed by the spread cient to decide the question, and when taken in the his rising and otherwise defenceless stack or cock. nug branches of large and lofty oak and birch trees aggregate, they present a mass of evidence which the return of peace has enabled Government to sell that grew on each side of the steep shelving banks. it would be fruitless to dispule, and which it is im- off much of their army stores, and the tents have Tu carry off the water and facilitate the working of possible to controvert. But you, Sir, bad formerly been disposed of 10 make retreats and shelters in the limestone a deep narrow channel was cut through discovered the truth from the literary circumstances the pleasure ground and hay-field, or to defend the the rock in 1801, which has destroyed i be fine water- alove. It was the cast of the features (the style) stack from the rain till it is completed and thatched. fall, and the large trees have been cut down. A which enabled you to identify the person; and the This is indeed a fit accompaniment of beating our visit to this romantic spot is alone necessary, to successful search that I have made has brought to swords into ploughshares. "Long may inany ibou. convince any person that it is the identical retreat light the particular articles (the scenery, and the sauds of such tenis of Balfour of Burley; and, besides an exact descripcharacters.) I am sure that if there still exist any ion of the scenery, Ilie novelist gives the local history person, who knew Mrs. Grant's habits while at Lay
Rise in the air, and whiten all our vales. of the place, even to the felling of the trees, for she gan, he could ard to the mass of evidence by which, About this time, birds cease their notes. We take ays that Henry Morton and bis guide “came to a independently altogether of Old Mortality, she has a farewel of the nightingale io the following pretty decayed thickei wbere brambles and thorus supplied been proved io be the author of Waverley. In the sonnet: he room of the oaks and birches of which it bad same way, should any oue remember Mr. Gray at unce consisted." Fortwilliam I dare say he will easily recognise tbe
Sweet poet of the woods, a long adieu ! I formerly stated that old Mr. James Dick was
Farewel, soft minstrel of the earły year! source of the border knowledge displayed in Guy
Ah! 'twill be long ere thou shalt sing anew, indoubtedly the prototype of Old Mortality. Soon Manoering.
And pour thy music on the night's dull ear. after the publicatiou of my last letter, I called and It was suggested long ago, in the Glasgow Chro.
Whether on Spring thy wandering flights await, showed it to Dr. Dick of the Royal Bank here, son gicle, that it was likely enough that some members Or whether silent in our groves you dwell. of the venerable coveoanter. After perusing my of Mrs. Grant's family might aid ber in the novels, in The pensive muse shall own thee for her mate, etter with great care, Mr. Dick said, "this is all which opinion I concor; but the principal "mighty And still protect the song she loves so well. rue to my certain koowledge. My father was in- unknown" is Mrs. Grant hierself.
With cautious steps, the love-lorn youth shall glide Jeed knowo and respected by all the West country; I think I have now set this question completely
Through the lone brake that shades thy mossy nest, und when any gentlemau in the wide round of his at rest; and, unless some correspondent step forth
And shepherd girls from eyes profane shall hide urquaintance met bim on the highway he would in favour of the delusion, it is not likely shall
The gentle bird, whe sings of Pity best :
For still thy voice shall soft affections move have reined in his horse and kiudly inquired for his trouble either you or myself farther on this subject.
and still be dear to sorrow and to love! **lfare. I recollect well when I first got the Tales I have been indebted for information to several re
Smith. of my Landlord, I instantly recognised him in Old spectable people in Cathcart ; and particularly 10 Murtality. It was his dress, bis figure, his very a very intelligent man in this parish, Mr.John Barr, The rural economy of sheep.shearing usually takes anguage. I was particularly interested with the who was edicated in Cathcart, and whiuse father place in June, and was formerly celebrated with wok, because, as I read on, it revived the pleasing occupied a farm at Wilkie's Linn.
much innocent pastime. rcollectious of my youth, and I really thought my
I am, Sir, yours, &c. The following plants are generally seen in flower ather again stood full before nie. He was indeed a Eusticood Parish, May, 30, 1821
Q. about the end of June: goat's beard, deadly night. singular man; he had a most extraordinary memory,
shade, meadow-sweet, the day-lily, tbe holy-oak, and and a wonderful Auw of language of his own peculiar
the jusmine. kind. He bad a surprising knowledge of the Bible, The Naturalist's Diary,
The maritime plants which flower this mouth are and could with great facility quote particular pas
the sea-barley, sulphur-wort, and loose sedge, in salt Hages to prove his opiujous. Disputes about the
For JUNE, 1821,
marshes; the sea plautain, among the rocks on the minule points of faith were uniformly referred to him, and none ever thought of an appeal from bis judg.
(Concluded from our lust.)
sea-coast; aod slendier-leafed buffovia, and the tassel
pond-weed, in sali water ditches. To these may be ment. But the priociples and sufferiags of the co
be added, the common alkanet, the varrow-leafed Proanters were his favourite subjects. It was just The fern owl may be seen about the middle of the pepper-wort, and the Ruinan nettle, in sea wastes; his delight to hold forth about a sioful land, and a month, in the evening, among the branches of oaks, the black salt-wort, m muddy shores; the sea chickbruken covenant; and such was the pious revereuce in pursuit of its favourite repast, the fern-chaffer. weed, aod the common sea-rocket, ou sandy-shores; in which he held' ibe memory of the martyrs, that The several kinds of corn come into ear aud and the perfoliate cabbage, among maritime rocks. besides visiting all their graves, which bis constant Power during this month, as well as most of the The trees, particularly the laurels and evergreens, Iravels brought withio his reach, besides going all numerous species of grasses.
uuw inake their second or rnidsummer shoots, the
younger and lighter shades of which form a variety “The Coronation of Queen Anne, consort of Prince | King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, at Westand contrast to the darker and yellow colours of the George of Denmark, was more magnificent than any minster Abbey, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Octofirst shoots. The acacia at length puts out its ele in England till that time.
ber 31, 1714, with great Pomp, and the same ceremogant light and bright foliage, and its tassels of white papilionacious flowers, which emulate the orange in
“ This Princess was anointed and crowned Queen nies that were observed at the last coronation, excep: scent.
of Great Britain and Ireland, on St. George's day, the that the train consisted only of Lords, and the Ladies The innumerable species of insects that are called patron of England, in Westminster Abbey, by the were only spectators. The sermon was preached by into life by the heat in this month, afford a never- Archbishop of Canterbury, in the year 1702.
the Bishop of Oxford ; his test, Psalm cxviii. 24. failing source of amusement and instruction to the admirer of Nature's minutest works. Many of these at St. James's early in the morning, and went through rejoice and be glad in ic.'”
“On the Coronation day, the Queen left the Palace “This is the day which the Lord bath made; we will are only discoverable by the microscope, and are the Park to the Abbey, with kettle-drums beating, eminently worthy of our observation. We conclude ibis month's diary with a descrip. and trumpets and other instruments playing.
(1) The Court was then at St. James's, Whitehall har. tion of the “farm-yard,” by M, Kleist, author of
“ The Baronesses of England began the procession ;
ing been burnt many years before.
(2) It is only in France and England, among Chris“ Spring,” a poem.
the Viscountesses came after, followed by the Coun- tian Princes, that the presence of Peers at a Coronation In the court-yard extends a fish-pond clear,
tesses, Marchionesses, and Duchesses, all in train, one is spoken of; England has adopted these dignities an On whose bright surface other skies appear, after another, habited after the Roman manner, in the score of her pretensions to France. A boundless space; in whose expansive blank robes and long mantles, fastened on the shoulders with tation of straw ; because they whom they represented
(3) They had caps covered with golden tissue, in imi. The eye is lost. Upon the sloping bank, diamond buckles.
had the same. The hen, with ruffled plumes, and mournful tone, Calls the young brood she falsely thinks her own; “ All these ladies were dressed with a great number
(4) This oath is to defend the church, according to Anxious the little heedless things to save of jewels ; and each bore in her hand a coronet set and maintain the laws of the kingdom. Sa Doug's
the form established by Edward VI. to render justice From all the terrors of the fatal wave.
with pearls and diamonds, larger or smaller, according Description Générale de l'Europe. By instinct led, her voice they disobey, And in the rippling pool delighted play.. to their rank and quality, (1)
(5) Called, The Aged, King of England, whes The long-necked geese, fierce bullying hiss around, “After this numerous and shining court, walking cended the throne in 900, and died, after a ghrisas And from their young ones drive the curious hound. two and two, came the Barons, Viscounts, Earls, Marreign, in the year 924.
(6) They who relate this ceremony tell us that it as A pretty, little, busy, bustling maid, quises and Dukes, dressed likewise in the ancient seven in the evening when the Queen sat down to atke
. With her neat basket on her arm displayed,
manner, each bearing in his hand a coronet. Two See Les Memoires du Temps, printed in Holland, in To give her feathered care their daily food
1721. Lords, one representing the Duke of Normandy, the Runs through the yard, by all the train pursued. other the Duke of Aquitaine, (2) closed the train. (5) for a very good omen; for, if the Champion be disa
(7) If he does it without falling, the English take it She stops: and waving now her empty hand, Delights to tantalize the greedy band;
Prince George of Denmark, her Majesty's spouse, went mounted, or the horse makes a trip, they reckon it so Now as at once the show'ring grain she sheds, single, just before ber.
ill presage to that reign. They peck, and scramble o'er each others' heads.
(8) Half full of wine. “ The Queen was in her royal robes, and three young In his dark hole the snow-white rabbit lies, And watchful rolls around his fiery eyes. ladies of the first rank in the kingdom bore her train ; fore he was crowned, caused his son and his eldest
(9) The historical journals say, that this Prince, bet The cooing pigeon leaves his woody nest,
in this majestic figure she entered the church, and daughter to be declared Prince and Princess of Wales, Adjusts with crimson foot his changing breast,
placed herself in the choir, beneath a pavilion erected October 3, 1714, and that the crown which he wore : Where all the rainbow's various colours bloom, for that purpose. The sermon was preached by the and the coronet of the Prince of Wales, his son, ma
his coronation, made for that purpose, cost a million ; And sooths with stroking bill each ruffled plume: Then seeks his mate upon the topmost roof,
Archbishop of York, from these words : · Kings shall almost of the same value. While she in jealous anger keeps aloof.
be thy nursing fathers, and Queens thy nursing mo. · But soon he hears the soft relenting fair,
thers.' Then she received the communion, and took Who fondly calls him; then the happy pair Together spread their airy wings on high,
the accustomed oath; (4) after which she was anointed And o'er the blooming garden hov'ring fly. '; by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and crowned Queen
of Great Britain, France, and Ireland.
*** Then the church resounded with the acclamations Antiquities.
of the people, who expressed their joy by loud buzzas.
Torte The Queen departed with the imperial crown upon her CORONATION CEREMONIES.
head, with the globe in one hand, and the sceptre in
the other. The ladies that went before wore their coThe following extract from a scarce work, published ronets. The Queen was seated in the chair of St.
NOTES in the year 1723, may be found interesting at the pre- Edward, (5) after which she was conducted into Westsent moment mingter Hall, where the coronation feast was to be TO THE “ BRIEF JOURNAL OF THE SIEGE
OF LATHOM HOUSE," " The English, or Ancient Britons, whose religion celebrated. (6) before the birth of Christ was the same with that of “ During the feast, the Champion appeared on horse. Which appeared in three Numbers of, the Gauls, that they received the faith from the first back, according to custom, armed cap-a-pee; and,
Volume ; sce pages 145, 153, and 169. century; and that Lucius, having desired some mis- throwing one of bis gauntlets upon the ground, he (Contioued from pages 341, 547, 366,373, and 583 of our present sionaries from Pope Eleutherius, to instruct bis subjects made this challenge : If any one pretends that Anne
volume.] in the truths of the Gospel, he was baptized with many Stuart is not lawful Queen of Britain, let bim take up of his Britons, about the year 156. Yet the most an- this gauntlet, and he sball find me ready to answer (13.) Mr. Richard Holland, of Heaton and Denten,
a branch of that illustrious family which, in the
early cient writers of the English story do not mention any him.'
periods of English history, was adorned with the Kings to bave been anointed before Ergar, or Edgar, “ No person accepting the challenge, the Champion highest titles, and closely allied to Royalty. Col. How who received the holy unction from Archbishop Eudo, makes several rounds and flourishes with his borse, (7) land commanded a regiment of foot in the Parliament about the year 959. From this time, the Kings of Eng. and the Queen drinks bis health in a golden cup, (8) service, and being very active during the wars, sate for land have been anointed in a manner nearly resembling which she presents to bim afterwards; and he, drink. The following is from a Ms. obituary, kepe at the fear that of France. The anointing of John Sans-Terre, ing it off, takes it as his perquisite.
riod to wbich it alludes, by a nonconformist minister: was celebrated in the city of London, in the year 1195, “ After dinner, the Queen went to take ber seat in
“Col. Holland, of Denton, Lancashire, dying 15683
ther, being almost sixty years of age, beired his single right of anointing and crowning the Kings of same order she went thither.
lands. Had never been married. Found out a suita England.
“ Queen Anne, after a reign of twelve years, died ble gentlewoman: one Mrs. Britland. The marriage "James I. was anointed withAnne bis Queen, daugh- on the 12th of August
, 1714. without leaving any in the meanpuime he fell sick, and died, and was bered ter of the King of Denmark, July 24, 1607, at West- issue; the nobles and people of England, with one upon the day that was prefixed for marriage solares minster, near London. He had been already crowned common consent, agreed to invite over and to proclaim ties. The minister preached upon the same test King of Scotland, at two years old ; and as King of the Prince George Elector of Brunswick-Lunenburgh. the funeral, as was appointed for the nuptials, ordine England he was anointed on the head, the forehead, This was done five hours after the death of the Queen, changing the words (Mal. 25, 5) . There waiting between the shoulders, on the arms, the hands, the and Prince George, Lewis 1. Elector of Hanover (9) in the same obituary, "Mr. Holland, of Heaton, the feet; and the Queen only upon the head and neck. (ac present on the throne) was anointed and crowned | brother of that house that enjoyed the estate £600 post
annum. Before the estate came to bim he was parson during the siege of Lathom : “That Lady Derby kept | vited by his friend to go a fishing; to this the young of Malpas, in Cheshire. Died, July, 1682, aged 66 the island by her Lord's commands, and without his gentleman readily acceded, and as they were proceeding years.
orders she would not deliver it up; being in duty on their excursion, asked what fish they should be likely (14.
) Lady Derby, the daughter of Claude, Duke bound to obey her Lord's commands.” On the 25th to take ? His friend replied, that they should probably of Tremouille, and Charlotte Brabantine de Nassau, of October, a very formidable force appeared before get some weak fish, and devil fish. After trying some daughter of William, Prince of Orange and Charlotte the island, under the command of Dukenfield and time they hooked a large devil, who immediately ran off of Bourbon. The Duke of Tremouille was a Hugo- Birch. Sir Philip Musgrave, a renowned Cavalier, of and dragged the boat with considerable velocity... The not, and the faithful follower of Henry the 4th. He an ancient Cumberland family, was Governor of the senior parson burst out in a hearty laugh, while his married A. D. 1598; and died at the age of 37 years, island, and together with Sir Thomas Armstrong, who friend, apparently much alarmed, inquired the cause of at Thouars, A.D. 1604, (Mem. d'Aubignè) An en hela Peel Castle, and his brother, who con manded at his laughter. The older gentleman replied, he was graviog of this nobleman is before me, wherein he Rushen, resolved to hold the island for his Majesty: laughing at the idea of the devil running away with two appears young, and of a grave cast of features, his The Earl of Derby's letter, his dying injunctions laid parsons. hair black, short, and comhed upward, his eyes have a upon Bagguley to dissuade Lady Derby from defending defect, the sight being oblique: the portrait is neither the island, were never once resorted to by Dukenfield; temarkable nor handsome. The union of Lady Char- the very form of a summons was laid aside, and he Scientific Records. lotte, of Tremouille, and Lord Strange, took place wrote a flippant letter to the Countess, wherein he about the pear 1626 ; for, in the letters of naturaliza- spoke of the late Earl, her busband,” (the first intel191, dated 220 Sept. 1626, addressed to Lady Strange, ligence that unhappy Lady obtained of her loss) and (Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve. the marriage is alluded to as having very recently taken intimated that he was about to take possession of the ments in Science or Art; including, occasionally, place. (Rymer, vol. 16, page 754, 2 Car. 1.) we find island Heatb.) In vain Musgrave and Armstrong singular Medical Cases; Astronomical, Mechanical, the name of this accomplished lady amongst those who continued firm to their purpose; for Dukenfield ap- Philosophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mine. took part in the masques performed before Charles the proaching the shore, the Mancksmen rose, and putting ralogical Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural First. On the 18th of September, 1630, the dowager off in their boats, brought the invaders triumphantly History, Vegetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; to be Duchess of Tremouille, on her road to visit her daugh- to land. Captain Christian, of whose former seditious continued in a Series through the Volume.] ter in Lancashire, was received near Chester by a practices Lord Derby speaks at such length, and who Teater number of Knights, Esquires, and Gentlemen had long been excluded from all offices of trust, either han ever had been assembled together in that part of was released or escaped from Prison, and placing him.
STATUE OF MEMNON. he country: the Corporation, Gentlemen of Artillery, self at the head of the rebels, the whole island surren- Most of our readers are, we doubt not, acquainted od 600 horsemen meeting her at Houle Heath, they dered almost without conditions. The intelligence of with the fabulous account of the singular sound ode in great state to the Pentice, wbere a magnificent these events was received with exultation in London, emitted from the pedestal of the statue of Memnon, ..nquet was prepared. Tradition is not silent on the The Parliament voted its thanks to Dukepfield and
at sun-rise and sun-sel. The following notice on ubject of this Lady's reception in Lancashire; Birch ; and the very messenger who brought the tid. and there were, a few years ago, ancient people ings received one hundred pounds. The revenue of this subject is from Tilloch's Philosophical Maga
Warrington, who could recite verses, in which the Isle of Man, at this period, amounted to £1500 zine for January: we do not implicitly rely upon he beauty and princely carriage of the young Lady per annum (Whitelock, p. 491) and the Parliament it; and consider it as not a little singular, thai Sir A. trange, and the dignified presence of her mother, as commanders presented Lady Derby with £200 in Smitli should write to the Russian Ambassador at hey rode together over the bridge near that town, plate; but to her request to live at Peel, whence she Rome, rather than to one of our many philosophical vere fully set forth; nor was the gallant bearing of had planned an escape to Holland and France, they Sucieties. If our memory dues not deceive us, he Esquires of both counties, accompanying them gave a decided negative, and appointed Rushen Castle Messrs. Humbuldt and Bonpland in their most inipon this occasion, forgotten.
as the place of her captivity. She there lingered teresting travels, mention a fissure in a rock in About the year 1635 Lady Strange ceased to visit nine long years, until the return of Charles restored Suuth America, from which were heard at certain ondon, and, with ber husband, appears to have her to liberty. Fairfax, to whom the island had been ought, in the education of a numerous family, and in given, was a person of unquestioned goodness and times of the day sounds of a peculiar vature. They be exercise of a princely hospitality, some relief from humanity, and his officers appear to have been well attenipted to account for the phenomenon from he gloomy politics of ihe day. In the early part of chosen. ”james Challoner, in 1652, was a commis- physical causes.- Edt. Kal. he civil war" (1642-1643) Lady Derby (William, .the sioner for ruling this little state; and in 1658-60 be- « The Russian Ambassador at the Court of Rome Third Earl, was then no niore) resided at Latham in came Governor, and consequently gaoler to Lady has received a letter from Sir A. Smith, an English omparative security; but when, during the Earl's Derby. This man bore an extraordinary character. traveller, who is at present at the Egyptian Thebes. bsence, the enemy beat at his gates, we have seen with By birth and attainment a gentleman, he condescended He states, that he has himself examined the celebrated phat rare piety and heroism this princely Lady con- to become a Roundhead, not from any principle, but statue of Memnon, accompanied by a numerous escort. ucted herself. In the summer of 1644, Lord Derby because it appeared the stronger side ; and yer, whilst At six o'clock in the morning he heard very distinctly nd his family retired to the Isle of Man; and when, most largely partaking of the greatness of his party, he the sounds so much spoken of in former times, and fter the battle of Marston Moor, the Royal cause could never refrain from amusing himself at their ex. which had been generally treated as fabulous. Paned rapidly, that little island became a place of re- pence. His death was remarkable, and is thus given may,' he says, assign to this phenomenon a thou. dge to those whom adverse fortune had cast upon by Aubrey (see Wood's Athena also): “After the sand different causes, before it could be supposed to be de world. Meanwhile, the Parliament, sequestering restoration of Charles the 2d, he kept the castle of the simply the result of a certain arrangement of the be vast estates of the Stanleys, apportioned them Isle of Man, where he kept a pretty wench that was stones.' The statue of Memnon was overturned by an mongst their own dependants, with the exception of his concubine. When they told bim the castle was earthquake; and it is from the pedestal that this mysteinowsley and a small part of the Lancashire posses- demanded for his Majesty, he spake to bis girl to make rious sound is emitted, of which the cause has never ous, reserved for the Earl's children. All this, how him a posset, which did, in a very short time, make been ascertained, and which was denied merely because ver, was not carried into execution until Lord Derby him fall a vomiting exceedingly; and, after some it was inexplicable.”—Tilloch's Magazine. lad sternly rejected every attempt made to induce time, vomited nothing but blood. His retchings were im to surrender the Isle of Man. Cromwell never so violent that the s:anders by were much grieved to The Terpodion.-A musical instrument of an entirely ttempted, by force of arms, to disturb the Loyalists behold it. Within three hours be died. The de novel description, has lately arrived in London. The 9 their place of refuge, though he often found the mandants of the castle came and saw him dead; but instrument has excited a high degree of interest on the convenience of their proximity to his newly-acquired he was swollen so extremely that they could not see continent; and the inventor Mr. Buschmann, has obower. In 1651, Lady Derby was again left by the any eie he had, and' no more of his nose than the tip tained the most flattering testimonials of approbation Carl, who, in August, landed at Wyre Water, with of it, which showed like a wart. This account I had from many celebrated musical characters in Germany; 00 gentlemen (Heath. Whitelock) and immediately from Geo. Estcourt, D D. whose brother-in-law, Na- and it is represented to us by those who have heard it Toceeded to summon Lancashire to the Kirg's stand-than, was one of those that sawe him.”
in this country, as being a very delightful instrument, rd. Of the disastrous conclusion of this expedition
combining the sweetness of the flute and clarionet with t is not our intention to speak. Wigan Lane and
the energy of the horn and bassoon, and yielding a full Worcester saw the termination of the hopes of the
and rich harmony, resembling an orchestra of wind inCavaliers, and left the ill-fated Lady Derby to experi
strunients. This surprising effect is said to be produced ance the mercies of rebellious islanders. Early in
by the most simple combination of wooden staves ! October, and before the doom of the court martial' had Deen carried into effect, Captain Young, with the Pre-King Edward, inveighing against the nobility and gen
Bishop Latimer, in one of his Court Sermons before ident frigate, sunimoned the Isle of Man. The antry, and speaking of the moderation of landlords a few
Of 1000 persons, 23 die in the birth ; 280 from teeth. iwer was the same that had so often been returned years before, and the plenty in which their
tenants ing, convulsions, and we The history of the year (1643) furni-hes two similar in- lived, tells his audience, in a familiar way, that upon in the measles ; 100 of fevers; 14 of apoplexy and her Lord's Castle of Wardnur, in Wiltshire, with only twenty father tilled as much land as kept half a dozen men; not so well ascertained ; so that only 78 of 1000 attain fire attendants, against Sir Edward Hungerford and 1300 soldiers that he had it stocked with a hun red sheep and thirty what may be deemed old age. Or it may be taken in lose several days. A full account of the atrocities coinmitted by cattle; that he found the King a man and horse; gave another point of view: of 1000 persons, 260 die within en el parlament troops on this occasion, and of the sufferings of his daughters five pounds a piece in marriage ;' lived the first year ; 80 in the second; 40 in the third ; 2+ has transcribed the narration intɔ his Anecdotes," and adorned honourably among his neighbours; and was not back in the fourth ; and within the first 8 years of life, 446, it with an engraving of the heroine ; but he has neg'ected to wards in his alms to the poor.
or almost one half of the number are cut off by preInform his readers, that the portrait'at Wardour, from which it
mature death. --Sickly years are from one in four, to one s taken, is not an original onc.-Brilliana, third wife of the
The following ludicrous adventure took place in the in six or seven to the healthy. December, January, noted Presbyterian, Sir Robert Harley, held out for seven week, in her husband's castle of Brampton, in Herefordshire, against
state of New-Jersey, not a century a yo: a young clergy and April, are, from observation, found to be the most Sir Henry Lingen, and a very superior force. The Royalists here man went to pay a visit to a senior brother parson, who sickly months, and June the most healthy in the year. perpetrated grcat enormities.-(Collins.)
resided on the sea coast. During his stay, he was ina ! January is to June as eleven to one.
as it might be merely suspended; this case may there. | INADMISSIBLE SUBJECTS. Our correspondent Wil. fore properly be litigated. There are, I can assure
FRED WENDEB will find, upon reference to this WHICH IS THE MAN?
you, dearest Madam, several authentic cases on day's Kaleidoscope, that we have taken the liberi record, of persons being actually restored to life,
omit certain passages about the resurrection, 10 after being shut up in the coffin for twenty-four
Walks in Derbyshire: their insertion would be iba TO THE EDITOR. hours; and also carried to the place of interment:
consistent with the plan of our work, from which and an instance of this kind occurred through the
we sedulously exclude all topics likely to leais WRITTEN FOR THE KALEIDOSCOPE, AND FOUND- awkwardness of the pall-bearers, who gave an un
controversy upon religion or politics. If ve ad. ED ON A CASE WHICH ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE lucky jerk wbich aroused the husband, who was
mitted the passages in question, we could not, with
propriety, decline the replies which they would, 11 IN REAL LIFE.
about to be consigned to the earth. He returned, certainty, produce, from more than one correspes.
and lived fifteen years after, very happily with his dent; and, as the argument would have to rest upon ADVANTAGE OF EARLY APPLICATION. wife, who, fortunately, bad not been yet engaged to a scripture texts, it is obvious what the consequete second. Now, Madam, let us inquire from legal and
would be. Our correspondent is evidendy a religio LEGAL INQUIRY, other well informed persons whether this engage.
and moral man; but his mode of treating the subje. Important to Married, as well as Single, Persons. ment of yours with Mr. Looksharp may not, without
of the actual resurrection of the body, could not in violation of law or decorum, be broken. If so, dear.
to displease many of our readers, if our own pleiga est Madam, let me eutertain a ray of hope that you
to the public did not render the subject altogether
admissible. SIR,- It is my cruel lot to come before you and will be mine, should the answer from the above authe Public, under circumstances of a most peculiar thorities prove favourable to my cause.”—Pray, good
ORTHOGRAPHICAL INNOVATION5.-We shall pas Bature. Mr. Editor, let me hear iinmediately from you, my
bably insert the letter of PHILOLOGUS in our next: Duriog the last few days, I have, most upex. case admits of no delay.
and, in the meantime, inform him that our dedi pectedly, been thrown into a state of the most
spelling certain words with the single l, has ne sai
If, Mr. Editor, you, or any of the worthy legal au. distressing perplexity wbich a female of feeling or thorites, or others who may humanely honour me
so much opposition, and is, withal, so unten!,
that we believe we must abandon it, althoea pe sti] delicacy could experience; my valy alleviation with advice, have ever experienced a painful state of remain unconvinced that it is improper. BDYTOLI, is the hope I entertaio from your judicious and suspense, then you will be able to appreciate the another of our literary opponents, shall be action timely advice, unless some humane gentleman of full extent of my painful anxiety. What with my
the same time. the law should vouchsafe to take my case into con- grief for the memory of my late dear, dear Mr. THEATRICAT. CRITIQUES.—If Censor bad cetesideration, and kindly condescend, through the me. Goodman (who to do him but justice, was one of the dium of your truly valuable miscellany, to write best of husbaods !)—then my vexation at my own
fined himself to strictures upon the performezes
, et his learned opinion on its intricacy, which I will indiscretion for my premature engagement to that
the performers of our stage, his letter
, Fra de proceed to detail as distinctly as my agitated state fellow, Mr.Looksharp: -oh, dear! what a silly woman
slight omissions, might have suited our jezna.
More than half of it, consists, however, of sati of mind, under my novel situation, can permit. I was to listen to such a proposal! add to these, my upon compositions which are absolutely too ea.
To be brief then, Mr. Editor, allow me to in- really good wishes for the excellent Mr. Tardy, who temptible for criticism; and for which, even the ci form you, tbal on Thursday morning of last week, is nearly distracted for fear of losing me.
tics of Bartholomew Fair, or the dramatic census di as I was returning in the mourning coach from be only wishes to have my consent to be his wife,
a village puppet-show, would be consigned to the the melancholy daty of wituessing the interment and he will wait for twelve months, or more, if a
nearest horsepond. With this view of the matter
. of the remaius of my late loving and much-loved proper regard to that decorum of which every
we decline the offering of Censor; who, sheid husband! overwhelmed, as may be supposed, with female who regards character and the delicale
he renew his correspondence, would do well to keep the most heartfelt sorrow, and my eyes red with “ je ne sais quoi” which adoras our sex, be any
strictly to the subject. weeping; I was accompanied by my valued friend, object with me. - Such, good Mr. Editor, is the we have been obliged to postpone the Poem of Commer the worthy Mr. Tardy, of House : with generous conduct of my estimable, and highly Hall, and the lines of y. after they were prepared all that urbanity so natural to him, be endea- respectable adınirer, Mr. Tardy of House voured to sooth' my grief and, after offering a and where is the woman who could remain insensi- LANCASHIRE DIALECT.-We little expected to her few handsome tributary expressions to the meble to such noble conduct. Is it not incumbent a correspondent from “ Hof-Loine, too moule toi mory of my late excellent busbaud, he paused upon me then, Sir, to do every thing to remove his Ozdam,” whence we are addressed by Dix BOBBI), for a short interval; and, then, looking irresistibly suspense ? I pray you way insert this in order to
whose letter shall be attended to in our next, and the tender upon me, urged his own passion, and how provoke an early reply.
prove a puzzler to the generality of our readers la ainbitious he was to become happy by being allowed
Yours, most respectfully,
the mean time we take the occasion to intimate to ** to claim the most amiable and accomplished of her
veral other correspondents, that we have not forget sex ( meaning me) for his future wife. In short,
our promise to give the new life of the pride of Le Sir, he pleaded in such a persuasive manner, and
cashire, Tim BOBBIN, which shall have an e) painted in such glowing colours the happiness 1
place in our second volume.
To Correspondents. might anticipate as his wife, that I wished most
Edwin's offering is acceptable, and shall not be a len fervently to give bim that consent, which, alas ! was COMPLETION OF VOL. I. OF THE NEW SERIES OF
offering, although he has so politely left is distant pot in my power to bestow. My situation at that THE KALEIDOSCOPE.-In reply to numerous en
entirely at our control. moment was past description! he would insist on quiries on this subject, both in town and country, we a reason for my rejecting him : judge, Mr. Editor,
take this opportunity to state, that it will depend upon The School MASTER's Diary is altogether kft of my complicated feelings, when I was obliged to
circumstances, whether our present volume will close our comprehension.
with the 52d number, which will be published on the confess that a prior engagement to Mr. Looksharp,
26th instant; or be carried on, as we rather think it Widow GOODMAN'S case is of too intricate 3 ste?? on our way going forward to the said melancholy
will, to the 53d number, in order to complete the for our interference. If the two rivals should dan intermeul, had rendered it quite impossible for me Notes to the Siege of Lathom-house, the Walks in to be amongst the readers of the Kaleidoscope, I.M. to become the wife of any other. But, here, Sir, Derbyshire, and some other communications, which SHARP, if he has any delicacy, will wave his das as allow me to make a short digression, in order to cannot, with propriety, be transferred to a future vo- priority, as it is evident that the Widow prefers 2: point out to other men, who may be matrimonially lume. If our arrangements should render this neces
TARDY': if there be any
fortune at stake
, which inclined, to learn from Mr. Tardy's uobappy delay
sary, then our present volume will be concluded on lady has not hinted at, that will, however, alter this the danger of puttiog off till “ To-morrow.” If Mr. Tuesday the 3d day of July, and the second volume case. We suppose the lady could not marry bet the Tardy's case be pot a sufficient warning, let me
commence on Tuesday the 10th of that month. The gentlemen, consistently with the laws of the land; if the
Index to the first volume we expect to have ready for could, we are of opinion that her own delicacy * earoestly recommend to them to peruse Miss Edge
delivery with the first number of the second volume. present no insurmountable obstacle to such as # worth's Tale of “ Tomorrow," with serious atten
rangement. tion ; when they may promise themselves many In declining the favour intended us by MONTMOREN. We can only_add, that we have received M... useful hints, on various occurrences in the life of
ci, we wish to observe that we will, if he require it, But to proceed, Mr. Editor, the excellent
FRIEND-E. S-JOSEPHUSJ. T._VLATOE.
assign the reasons which have influenced our decision. Mr. Tardy, op my propouncing the fatal secret, We often feel the inclination to state the grounds of DEAD ALIVE next week. struck his forehead with his expanded hand and our dissent from our poetical friends; but we are sunk back in the coach, in which attitude he re- deterred by the excessive irritability which has been Letters or parcels not received, unless tree of charge. mained in profound silence about five minutes ; occasionally displayed when we have exercised that but while I was deeply deploring his, and my own branch of our function, which we always endeavour to inisfortune, he suddenly started up, and exclaimed do, with all possible delicacy, and in the spirit of Liverpool: Printed and published by E. Smith & Ca
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TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 1821.
Murat, then King of Naples, assigned the Princess a
military guard at the spacious mansion she occupied, and ( Written for the Kaleidoscope.)
she appeared in every respect becoming her high and ex- I may here'add, although the fact is in itself a mat.
alted rank. To an elegant equipage were added outriders ter of little moment, that I saw Mr. Maceroni in the [See Notes to Correspondents.]
and other servants, in the royal livery of England, made Royal Gardens, and elsewhere in Naples, at the very up with uncommon taste, Spanish frock coats, with time that he was stated by a certain journal to have been
blue and gold belts, buff buskins and gauntlets; add to resident in London. You may recollect some months TO THE EDITOR.
these, black Spanish hats and feathers, produced a novel, back a controversy upon the subject in two of the daily
striking, and royal effect, and were the theme of admira-morning papers, in one of which, what I now advance Dear Sir;-Whilst arranging the ma- tion. The celebrated Mr. Austin, with Capt. Hesse, was proved from a letter under Mr. M.'s own hand. terials of my fifth letter, it occurred to me, often rode by the carriage, attired in the becoming Maceroni enjoyed the confidence of Murat, and was, uniforms of Hussars.
for his valuable services, appointed one of his Aids de that, as I shall have occasion to introduce
Her Majesty received much attention from Murat Camp. He is the author of an interesting little volume, the subject of her Majesty the Queen in my narrative, and as from its extended plan from the Neapolitan and English nobility and gentry
and his Queen, one of Bonaparte's sisters, as well as upon the fall of that brilliant chieftain. such introduction must in regular course be of distinction. It is superfluous to name any of the lat- The Leviathan of 74 guns, commanded by Captain delayed to a distant period, consequently ter; for, who has not seen the newspapers of 1820 ? I well Briggs, with a magnificent royal standard flying at the somewhat lessened in interest, it would be
remember the masqued ball given to the Court on New main, lay at anchor in the harbour, in which she had
Year's Eve, for the recollection was impressed upon me. the day before arrived from Palermo. i had previously desirable to anticipate the matter. I, there Returning from a twilight ramble to the neighbourhood heard at Leghorn of her Majesty's intention of visiting fore, now hand you the following facts and of that sequestered spot
, the reputed tomb of the Man Sicily, and was not therefore surprised to see her de observations, which, however, will again tuan bard, I happened to pass the mansion where the ball bark. The cerem took place a few hours after we
was held, and, together with a friend, stopped awhile, as had cast anchor, and was conducted with suitable reappear in their proper places in future let
I have done before now at a Carlton levee, to see the com- spect, such as royal salutes, &c. Her Majesty occupied ters.
pany set down ; and I wished, if possible, to recognise a villa belonging to the Princess Butera, beautifully As you make the omission of political characters. All came, however, strictly incog. even to situated about a mile from the city, on the shore leading opinions (wisely or not is foreign to my common fiacres, so that in this respect I was disap of the straits. Her habits were extremely regular, and
the carriages, many persons of high station hiring to the Paro point, and commanding an extensive view purpose to argue) a sine qua non in the re-pointed.
as the poverty and uncivilized manners of the grandees ception of communications to the Kaleidos
Happening to step a little before the crowd, and precluded the possibility of much intercourse, they were cope, I have abstained froin any of my own nearer the door of entrance, I received a violent blow on
as retired. During her stay, an opportunity was af. upon this interesting and important subject,
the thigh from a steel scabbard of one of the number of forded to such of the British residents as chose to em,
guards which surrounded the place; and although the brace it, of paying their personal respects. At the scrupulously confining myself, as my motto suddenness of the attack made me instantly turn to the request of the British Proconsul, her Majesty .was expresses it, to the relation of the truth, quarter whence it proceeded, I tried in vain to mark the pleased to appoint two mornings for the purpose
, and the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. author of the insult, for such I deemed it, and as such official notices were issued to that effect. You may be I
purpose, ere long, describing my visit to was it intended, the particular corps doing duty being sure I readily availed myself of her Majesty's condethe island of Elba, during the residence of long in the French armies, and bearing a peculiar hacomposed of Frenchmen or Italians who had served scension; and, on the second morning,
“ Neat trimly dressed; Bonaparte on that ill-chosen spot; and I am, tred to the nation of shopkeepers. Fearing that perse
Fresh as a bridegroom, and my chin new reaped," Dear Sir, yours, &c.
verance might bring the sword instead of the scabbard, I presented myself at the appointed hour in the saloon,
I declined troubling myself further in the business, and After a few minutes spent in conversation, as to little
PEREGRINE. with a countenance more in anger than in sorrow, ad. matters of etiquette, I was ushered into the Royal preLiverpool.
journed to a neighbouring Trattoria, where, accompa- sence, accompanied by an officer of the Commissariat
nied by a minstrel with his mandolin, I spent the re- Department and another gentleman. We made our During the time I remained in Naples, I often saw mainder of the evening, or, more correctly speaking, respective obeisance; her Majesty bade us welcome, her Majesty the Queen, then Princess of Wales, who night.
and advanced across the room with much affability, had recently arrived from England. Her suite was I dined in company the next day, and heard that the The Countess of Oldi, Bergami's sister, also advancing. emall, but select Dr. Holland, author of the interest-Queen had personated the Genius of History, but there and standing a little to the right, but rather behind her ing quarto, entitled Travels in Greece and Albania, was no remark made respecting her costume. Of the Royal Mistress. The weather, which was then delightwhich bears his name held the appointment of phy- renowned Bergami, in Naples I never heard the ful, was, as is often the case, the first topic of conversasicism.
tion, and I happening to speak in praise of the climate